President Biden rescinded Presidential Proclamation (PP) 10014, entitled “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak,” on February 24, 2021. Immigrant visa applicants who had been affected by this proclamation should review the instructions here.


Presidential Proclamation 10052, which temporarily suspended the entry of certain H-1B, H-2B, J (for certain categories within the Exchange Visitor Program), and L nonimmigrants, expired on March 31, 2021. Visa applicants who have not yet been interviewed or scheduled for an interview will have their applications prioritized and processed in accordance with existing phased resumption of visa services guidance. Visa applicants who were previously refused visas due to the restrictions of Presidential Proclamation 10052 may reapply by submitting a new application including a new fee.


On January 20, 2021, President Biden signed a Presidential Proclamation titled “Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to the United States.” This proclamation ends the travel restrictions under Presidential Proclamations 9645 and 9983 that had suspended entry into the United States of certain nationals, based on visa type, from Burma, Eritrea, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Nigeria, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Venezuela, and Yemen. Click here for additional information.


Effective January 26, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will require all air passengers entering the United States to present a negative COVID-19 test (a viral detection test for SARS-CoV- 2 approved or authorized by the relevant national authority), taken within 72 hours of departure. Airlines must confirm the negative test result for all passengers before boarding. Airlines must deny boarding of passengers if they do not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery. This requirement is separate from the visa application process. All Presidential Proclamations restricting travel due to COVID-19 remain in place, and continue to apply to subject potential travelers regardless of their test results or vaccination status. Travelers holding a National Interest Exception also remain subject to all applicable pre-departure testing requirements. For more information on waivers to the testing requirement please click here.


NOTE: The Embassy will be closed to the public April 30-May 11, reopening on May 12. Applicants with appointments during that period were contacted for rescheduling, except that all B1, B2, B1/B2, I, and C-1 appointments on May 5 are cancelled. Applicants may re-schedule their interviews for any available date in the future.

Any B1, B2, B1/B2, I, and C-1 appointments scheduled for May and June 2021 have been cancelled due to current COVID conditions. Applicants whose appointments were cancelled may re-schedule their interviews for any available date in future.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicants required to appear at the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia for an interview or other consular service must meet the following requirements: have no COVID or other illness symptoms in the last 14 days; be physically present in Georgia for at least 10 days; and comply with any Georgian Government quarantine and COVID testing requirements. Access may be similarly restricted for applicants who were physically present in the last 10 days in areas within Georgia of epidemiological concern for increased COVID risk. When in doubt, please contact us before making any travel plans.

As of February 17, the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia is resuming certain immigrant visa services, including immediate relative spouse and child immigrant visas, and K visas. In addition, a limited number of family preference, employment-based, returning resident, and diversity visa cases are also being processed. Applicants will receive instructions regarding the scheduling of appointments when their cases are ready for interview. The Embassy is currently providing emergency nonimmigrant visa services, as well as a limited number of routine appointments for C1/D visas. In addition, a limited number of routine appointments for Georgian citizens and residents in the following nonimmigrant visa categories will begin on May 12: E, F, H, J, L, M, O, P, Q, and R. We will resume additional visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date.

While the Embassy aims to process cases as soon as practicable, there is likely to be increased wait times for completing such services due to substantial backlogs. The MRV fee is valid and may be used to schedule a nonimmigrant visa interview appointment in the country where it was purchased until September 30, 2022. If you have an urgent nonimmigrant visa matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided here to request an emergency appointment.  If you have an urgent immigrant visa matter, please email tbilisiconsular@state.gov and request an emergency appointment, providing your full name and date of birth, case number if known, and justification for an emergency appointment.


The U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia understands that many visa applicants have paid the visa application processing fee and are still waiting to schedule a visa appointment. We are working diligently to restore all routine visa operations as quickly and safely as possible. In the meantime, rest assured that the Embassy will extend the validity of your payment (known as the MRV fee) until September 30, 2022, to allow all applicants who were unable to schedule a visa appointment as a result of the suspension of routine consular operations an opportunity to schedule and/or attend a visa appointment with the already paid fee. Please continue to monitor this site for information on when we will return to routine visa operations.


Entry of foreign nationals who were physically present within the following list of countries within 14 days prior to their entry or attempted entry into the United States is suspended, per Presidential Proclamations 9984, 9992, 10143, and the Proclamation signed on April 30, 2021:

-India (applicable to nonimmigrants only);

-South Africa;

-Brazil;

-The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, excluding overseas territories outside of Europe;

-The Republic of Ireland;

-The 26 countries that comprise the Schengen Area (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland)

-The Islamic Republic of Iran; and

-The People’s Republic of China, not including the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau.

There are certain exceptions to the suspension of entry, including exceptions for U.S. lawful permanent residents and certain family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, among other exceptions listed in the proclamations. If you reside in, have traveled recently to, or intend to transit or travel to the above list of countries prior to your planned trip to the United States, we recommend you postpone your visa interview appointment until 14 days subsequent to your departure from the subject country(ries). Additionally, if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or believe you may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, you are strongly encouraged to postpone your appointment by at least 14 days. Click here for additional information.


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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Georgia. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi.

This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in Georgia.